Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 10/6/15 Suffolk GOP drops Women's Equality Party challenge Suffolk Republicans over the weekend dropped their legal challenge to more than two dozen Democratic
Spin Cycle 10/5/15 LI Fed sidesteps endorsement in Nassau DA race The region's largest labor group, representing more than 250,000 local union members, is taking a
Spin Cycle 10/5/15 Cross-endorsements completed for Supreme Court seats Two Suffolk Republican candidates for state Supreme Court -- incumbent Emily Pines and County Court
Spin Cycle 9/27/15 Hundreds of Suffolk employees now share insurance premium cost Although most of Suffolk County's 10,871 workers continue to get health insurance without cost sharing